Well, that was embarrassing...

No sooner did we feature Fork & Knife, Boca's stylish purveyor of contemporary comfort food, in the most recent issue of the magazine than the restaurant, abruptly and with little warning, shut down. I talked to someone who would know but who spoke off the record and all I can say is that there were ownership issues that apparently drove the sudden decision to close. Even people close to the restaurant were surprised.

This is one of the maddening things about the restaurant (and magazine) businesses. As a monthly (or semi-monthly) publication, we walk a fine line between trying to be up to date in our restaurant coverage and yet not jumping the gun on restaurants whose future might be a little shaky. Sometimes, though, the best-laid plans of mice and men turn into... spoiled cheese.